TU Delft

Full Professor High Performance Computing

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Full Professor High Performance ComputingFaculteit/afdeling: Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Niveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie-omvang: 38-40 uur per week
Contractduur: indefinite
Salaris: 5749 - 8371 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak) U bekijkt een vacaturetekst oorspronkelijk opgesteld in het Engels.
Delen kunnen beschikbaar zijn in het Nederlands! Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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Research at Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) is conducted in six research groups: Analysis, Applied Probability, Mathematical Physics, Numerical Analysis, Optimisation, and Statistics. Our research on the construction and analysis of mathematical models related to science and engineering is both fundamental and applied in nature and is often inspired by technical and societal challenges. We have, for instance, tackled complex mathematical problems to develop a model for predicting the flow of ash pollution after a volcano eruption. To come up with innovative solutions we maintain intensive contact with other TU Delft departments, technological institutes and research departments.

Besides research, education is an important cornerstone of our department. We teach the Applied Mathematics BSc and MSc programmes, as well as mathematics courses within other programmes at TU Delft, and national programmes such as “MasterMath”. Together with KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) we have also initiated the international joint Master’s programme COSSE (Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering).

We value the great atmosphere at our institute and pride ourselves on our sense of community and the spirit of “getting things done together”, which we combine with mutual appreciation for individual success. To foster interaction and cooperation, we organize lunch seminars where colleagues from the various sections discuss their work, and we arrange an annual social activity where all staff members interact informally to get to know each other in a different setting. Our open and transparent way of communicating is reflected in the way we interact with one another and forms the basis for the way we work together to help each other achieve our goals as a team.

The successful candidate will join the section Numerical Analysis. The chair of Numerical Analysis is also leading in the TU Delft Institute for Computational Science and Engineering.

Functie omschrijving

High Performance Computing is an important field where a bridge is formed between applied mathematics and computational science to investigate and develop new numerical algorithms, which can be used within the Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation (MSO) domain and can be efficiently implemented on modern and emerging parallel hardware.

DIAM is looking for a full professor in the field of High Performance Computing, with emphasis on its numerical analysis aspects and foundations. The professor will


  1. strengthen, and complement the research in High Performance Computing already present within several sections (mathematical physics, optimisation, and numerical analysis), making it more visible and strengthen it in the direction of applied mathematics and computational science foundations.

  2. further develop of the field of High Performance Computing within TU Delft, together with the people already involved in education and research in High Performance Computing and related subjects.


Responsibilities: The professor will be responsible for coordinating and improving the present offer of courses in the field of High Performance Computing, at all levels. S/he is also expected to develop new courses and to make High Performance Computing teaching even more visible and successful. This will be done together with the other DIAM members working in this field, and in coordination with other chairs, departments and faculties. The start of the Delft High Performance Computer (spring 2021) will create new opportunities for teaching and research have to be developed.

Possibly, the professor will also contribute to MasterMath, proposing courses at the national level, and promoting the creation of new teaching lines in the field of high performance computing for math students nationwide.
New initiatives in teaching with other departments and Delft Extension School are also desirable.
Finally, the professor will actively participate in the supervision of Applied Mathematics students during their Bachelor and Master and PhD projects.

Functie eisen

  • Excellent research track record in high performance computing with a clear connection to numerical analysis. A completed PhD in numerical analysis, high performance computing, or a related field.

  • Strong educational track record, with experience in designing and teaching courses related to high performance computing and applied mathematics.

  • Experience as advisor of students at all levels, from Bachelor to PhD.

  • Excellent track record in acquiring external research funding, at national and international levels.

  • Ability and willingness to further develop high performance computing research and education within TU Delft, building upon the existing lines within DIAM and EEMCS, cooperating with and coordinating the people already involved in the field, and developing the collaboration with other groups within and outside TU Delft

  • Active outgoing attitude towards industry and applied research groups to start joint projects. Provable connections with engineering and industries represent a plus.

  • Strong team management skills and willingness to contribute to the management of university committees and institutes.

Organizational contribution
Within DIAM, there are various organizational tasks that should be fulfilled by full professors. Section chair, department chair, chair of the committee of exams, etc. The full professor will also be considered for these types of tasks over time. The professor is also expected to actively take part in important TU Delft initiatives, depending on her/his own main interest.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Kees Vuik, Full Professor, email: C.Vuik@tudelft.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Miriam Heemskerk MSc., HR advisor, email: m.i.heemskerk@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please email a detailed CV and statements on research, education, and valorisation, and three letters of recommendation along with a letter of application before September 1, 2020 to vacancies-eemcs@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to the vacancy number.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Uren per week: 38-40 uur per week

Salaris: € 5.749,- tot € 8.371,- per maand

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